Event Date: 09/21/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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In the United States and Canada government policies and popular media create a misleading narrative that places people of color at society’s margins. From cultural restrictions to harmful stereotypes the seemingly opposite experiences of the first and most recent people to live on this land share the same struggles. Framed within the Native American and immigrant experience, Crafted Strangers explores how craft can be used as a tool for regaining control over how one chooses to define themself. The seventeen artists featured in Crafted Strangers represent a diverse and unique perspective of racial and ethnic identities within the Americas. While craft has been a common means of expression historically across cultures, Crafted Strangers focuses on contemporary artists reinterpreting tradition. Through the materials selected, the tools used, and the method of display, traditions of beading, weaving, tufting, sewing, collage, braiding and drumming are reimagined. This treatment of the craft genre allows for a sophisticated dialogue that questions how strangeness or otherness are crafted and broken. What does it feel like to be a stranger in home, society, and country? Look beyond first impressions and see identity as an evolving collection of experiences rather than a fixed story. The curators would like to acknowledge that we are guests in the unceded territory of the Tsalagiyi Detsadanilvgi people of what is presently called Asheville, North Carolina. Exhibition will open Friday, September 15th, with a public reception from 5-8 pm. Exhibition open Tuesday-Saturday, 10-6 pm, following. Crafted Strangers is curated by the 2017 CCCD Curatorial Fellows Matters Unsettled (Cass Gardiner and Quizayra Gonzalez) and organized by CCCD. The 2017 CCCD Curatorial Fellowship was made possible by the John & Robyn Horn Foundation. Exhibition programming is supported by Donna and Ralph Briskin. CCCD is supported in part by a grant from the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Benchspace programming is supported in part by Sara and Bill Morgan.

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67 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/21/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s September show features the work of Judy Rentner, whose brilliantly colored landscapes usher in the fall season. The show runs September 1-30 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artist on Friday, September 1, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. The artist works in oils, using a palette knife to create intricate texture when applying her colors. Rentner says of her technique, “Painting with a palette knife has been delightful. It has allowed me to use color as I have never done before. The process is spontaneous, intuitive, and freeing. Using this means of applying paint fits so well into interpreting the landscape in a way that captures light and shadow, infusing it with more color than is actually there.” After receiving her art degree, Rentner taught in the California public school system. She has taken many workshops in various media to learn techniques, composition, and color theory. After moving to North Carolina, she taught classes in watercolor, acrylics, and oils. Of her life’s work Rentner says, “When someone asks how long did it take to paint a particular painting, I respond, ‘Oh, about 40 years, more or less.’ That usually gets a laugh or a puzzled look. In truth, it has taken many years of learning and many years of experimentation to settle into the style of painting that I currently use.” She added, “A person can look at a piece of art and appreciate what the artist has done, but evoking an emotional response is altogether different. This is what I desire when someone views my work, a positive, uplifting, emotional response.” Rentner’s work, as well as the paintings of the other 30 gallery members will be on display and for sale through the month of September. For further information about this show, you can contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.

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82 Patton Ave. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/21/2017   Event Time: 1:00 PM

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Just across the street from the Omni Grove Park Inn lies a destination unlike any other: Grovewood Village, housed in the historic weaving and woodworking complex of Biltmore Industries - a groundbreaking enterprise in the history of American craft and textiles, with ties to George and Edith Vanderbilt, Edwin Wiley Grove, and Fred Loring Seely. In its heyday, Biltmore Industries had a total of 40 looms in steady operation, producing bolts of some of the highest quality homespun fabric in the country, worn by U.S. presidents, first ladies, and many American icons. Learn the story of Biltmore Industries on a guided history tour, offered Wednesday - Saturday at 1pm during April – December. The tour includes a visit to the historic Dye House in Grovewood Village (usually closed to the public), where the original looms, carding machines, mule spinners, and dye vats used to make Biltmore Handwoven Homespun can still be viewed. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are geared towards adults. There is no charge to take the tour, but donations are appreciated. Spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Maximum 25 people per tour. Meet your guide at the Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum in Grovewood Village.

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111 Grovewood Road , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 09/21/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Celebrate With Us! This September is a very special month for WNC Woman magazine: It’s our 15th Anniversary! The party will be at the Crowne Plaza at 1 Resort Drive in Asheville. This event supports three very special Charities here in Western North Carolina: Homeward Bound, OurVoice, and Hope Chest for Women. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.wncwoman.com/celebrate-with-us/

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, Asheville, NC 28802
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Event Date: 09/22/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Celebrate With Us! This September is a very special month for WNC Woman magazine: It’s our 15th Anniversary! The party will be at the Crowne Plaza at 1 Resort Drive in Asheville. This event supports three very special Charities here in Western North Carolina: Homeward Bound, OurVoice, and Hope Chest for Women. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.wncwoman.com/celebrate-with-us/

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, Asheville, NC 28802
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Event Date: 09/23/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Celebrate With Us! This September is a very special month for WNC Woman magazine: It’s our 15th Anniversary! The party will be at the Crowne Plaza at 1 Resort Drive in Asheville. This event supports three very special Charities here in Western North Carolina: Homeward Bound, OurVoice, and Hope Chest for Women. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.wncwoman.com/celebrate-with-us/

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, Asheville, NC 28802
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Event Date: 09/27/2017   Event Time: 5:00 PM

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Join The Asheville School of Wine to meet Paul Giannaris and taste wines from Axios on Wednesday, September 27th from 5 to 6:30 @MetroWines.   Wines from Axios will be "on the taste" and "on the house" @MetroWines including:   Axios Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 09-6pk [...]

828-575-9525

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169 Charlotte St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/28/2017   Event Time: 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Asheville Van Life Rally Returns for Year Three Celebrating the Adventure Vehicle Community Asheville, NC: Asheville’s third annual Van Life Rally returns to the Wedge Brewery at Foundation, at 5 Foundy Street, on September 28, 4-10pm. Over 100 adventure vehicles will be on display as a fundraiser for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. Live music will be provided by Pleasure Chest and DJ Marley Carroll. Outdoor brands such as REI, Eurosport, Fifth Element Camping, Industry Nine, Sylvan Sport, YETI, NRS, & more will be represented. Admission is free for spectators, but vehicle owners and vendors must register via Eventbrite for a spot ($30 and $100 respectively). The Wedge Brewery is donating $1/pour back, in support of the event. The #vanlife community is growing rapidly, and Asheville is a hub of activity in the Southeast for all sorts of vehicle owners eager to hop on the road and take off for adventures. This event is for all the nomads, dirtbags, van conversion engineers, road trip dreamers, and weekend warriors to celebrate the wanderlust spirit together, AND for the community to come check out what the rage is all about. There will be a mobile recording studio, traveling unicycle gallery, mobile boutique, outdoor brands, food trucks, and vendors also participating in the Asheville Van Life Rally. The first Asheville Van Life Rally was in 2015, in conjunction with the 5Point Adventure Film Festival, no longer active in Asheville. Former 5Point Asheville festival manager and national events director for 5Point, Micah Pulleyn, is continuing to produce the Van Life Rally, as the participants of the past two rallies urged her to continue the tradition. Micah, now a full time event producer, says, “this is primarily a community-driven event, made for, by, and with the van life family in our region. I am only here to create the opportunity for connection, creativity, and fellowship--the members of the community are the real keepers of this event. They are the ones who urged me to keep it going, and I listened. I am honored to bring people together--that’s what I love to do! At the time of this release, sponsors include the Wedge Brewery, UJoint Camper Vans, and Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. Sponsor opportunities are still available. Facebook event: Asheville Van Life Rally {official} hosted by Asheville Van Life Follow Instagram @ashevillevanlife Visit www.ashevillevanlife.com Registration for vehicles & vendors: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-asheville-van-life-rally-tickets-35767645992

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67 Broadway Suite 200, Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/28/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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WELCOME TO THE MISS BLUE RIDGE PRIDE PAGEANT - 2017! Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc is proud to present our 9th Annual Miss Blue Ridge Pride Pageant! Miss Blue Ridge Pride 2016 - Ginger Von Snap has put together an amazing opening performance. This pageant will feature Miss Blue Ridge Pride alumini* as judges and entertainment for the show. We have grown into a larger venue, the Asheville Masonic Temple Theater. This theater offers 2 levels of seating for fantastic views of the show. *Formers are to be announced as soon as all details are confirmed. DATE: Thursday, September 28, 2017 SCHEDULE: 5:00pm - Doors Open 5:30pm - Meet & Greet 6:00pm - Cocktail Party 7:00pm - Opening of Pageant 10:00pm - Closing of Pageant LOCATION: Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC 28801 TICKET PRICES General Admission Tickets - include admission to the Miss Blue Ridge Pride Cocktail Party and the Miss Blue Ridge Pride Pageant. FLOOR SEATING - $12                                                                                                                                                BALCONY SEATING - $8  Pre-Pageant Meet & Greet Tickets* - these tickets are in addition to General Admission Tickets and allow admission to the Pre-Pageant Meet & Greet and photo op with the available Miss Blue Ridge Pride alumini, including the current reigning, Ginger Von Snap.  MEET & GREET PHOTO OP - $5 *General Admission Tickets MUST be purchased in order to purchase the Meet & Greet Tickets.        TICKETS THE DAY-OF-THE EVENT WILL BE: FLOOR - $15 BALCONY - $10 MEET & GREET - $10 PARKING FREE public parking is offered across Woodfin Street in the HomeTrust Bank parking lot. CATAGORIES INTERVIEW CREATIVE EVENING GOWN TALENT For contestant information and handbook, visit the official Miss Blue Ridge Pride website www.MissBlueRidgePride.com. PRIZE PACKAGE - VALUED AT OVER $13,225* The winner of Miss Blue Ridge Pride will enjoy a fantastic prize package that includes: The Miss Blue Ridge Pride full-round Crown (Valued at $175) $500 at Crowning $100 at Give Up $100 at Pride Festival A professional photoshoot with Roxy Taylor Photography (a $300 value) 250 Business Cards (A $50 value)  A year of professional representation by Michael-David Entertainment (a $12,000 value) *The Prize Package is ever growing and prizes are added when available. ADMINISTRATIVE The Miss Blue Ridge Pride Pageant is owned by Blue Ridge Pride, Inc and produced through services donated by Michael-David Entertainment. PAGEANT DIRECTOR - Michael-David Carpenter PHOTOGRAPHER - Roxy Taylor Photography MUSIC - DJ RexxStep LIGHTING & SOUND - Dave Champagne Event Services To inquire about volunteer opportunities, visit Miss Blue Ridge Pride's official website at www.MissBlueRidegPride.com. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO COME...

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80 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/30/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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For our next Super Saturday Wine Tasting, we're pouring some world class wines perfect for fall.  It's been a great summer, but I think we're all ready for cooler weather, bigger and richer wines, and heartier meals.  This guarantees to be an epic wine tasting featuring some truly special [...]

828-505-8588

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1550 Hendersonville Road, Suite #102 , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 10/07/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Windsor Chairmaker Elia Bizzarri, known for his impeccable craftsmanship, will be interacting with the public and demonstrating his highly-refined turning skills at Grovewood Gallery on Saturday, October 7 from 11am - 4pm. Using traditional tools and techniques, Elia rives, hews, shaves and turns elegant furniture out of maple, poplar, hickory and oak. He was featured building a Continuous Arm Rocking Chair on Roy Underhill’s series “The Woodwright’s Shop” on PBS, and his work was also showcased in the Celebrate NC Craft Exhibition at the Governor’s Mansion in 2010.

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111 Grovewood Road , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 10/12/2017   Event Time: 5:30 PM

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Join The Asheville School of Wine for a class and tasting of Red Blends on Thursday, October 12th from 5:30 to 6:30 @MetroWines.   Andy Hale, Director of Education for The Asheville School of Wine, will lead a learning experience as we taste four Red Blends from 4 different countries.  [...]

828-575-9525

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169 Charlotte St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/14/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Discover how ordinary yarn becomes a functional fiber vessel. Columbia, South Carolina artist Susan Lenz will be at Grovewood Gallery on Saturday, October 14 from 11am – 4pm demonstrating her craft and interacting with the public. In addition to her one-of-a-kind fiber vessels, she will also showcase select works from her popular framed textile series (available to purchase). Susan’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States. In 2016, she was awarded a solo show at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Arizona, and was juried into the prestigious Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show for 2016/17. Susan also had a piece selected for a group exhibition at The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., and one of her fiber vessels was recently juried into the National Basketry Association's traveling exhibition, which will be showcased in various venues across the county.

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111 Grovewood Road , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 10/19/2017 - 10/22/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Leaf Festival is happening on 19 Oct 2017 at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center Asheville, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Consumer Fairs industry.

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56 Broadway , Asheville, NC 28801
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